Budget 2017

Blinded by neoliberalism

Print edition : March 03, 2017

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley outside his office in North Block holding the briefcase containing the Budget papers on February 1. Photo: Vijay Verma/PTI

In a paddy field near Thrissur in Kerala. Off-Budget measures to increase the availability of credit to agriculture and industry are presented as Budget initiatives aimed at stimulating growth. Photo: K. K. Mustafah

All that the government has is its unfounded belief that mere “reform” in the form of demonetisation, digitalisation and GST will deliver growth.
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